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FrostyNYC 01-05-2008 02:15 PM

Fish Clubs in/around NYC
 
I'm curious, after reading other threads about fish clubs...

Have any of you NYers ever gone to a local fish club meeting around here? Either NYC or Long Island? Are they worth going to? Auction fun at all?

daykinmade 01-07-2008 12:41 AM

I dont really know of any in the NYC area. it would be great if one was set up, I would hang out. people are anti-social in NYC in a way. would love to meet with people at a Cafe or Bar and do some swap and shop / chat action about planted tanks

FrostyNYC 01-07-2008 01:16 AM

I just realized someone asked the same question in September. Guess that answers it.

frozenbarb 01-07-2008 01:57 AM

Yea that would be so nice.All the cheap plants and advice

footbeat 01-07-2008 03:00 AM

So let's start one. I live on Long Island, and work in NYC. I would be up for it.

Trace63 01-07-2008 03:15 AM

Id be down also. :)

dr.tran 01-07-2008 05:35 AM

i'll be down too. i don't mind setting this up if u guys don't mind.

footbeat 01-07-2008 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr.tran (Post 508557)
i'll be down too. i don't mind setting this up if u guys don't mind.

I would only be too happy if you would :)

spypet 01-07-2008 02:29 PM

http://i17.tinypic.com/67pm13n.jpg

frozenbarb 01-07-2008 07:34 PM

I rather perfer a Aquatic Gardener club. Mainly on plants and fishes of FW

dr.tran 01-08-2008 04:23 AM

ok lets do this then! pms are in progress!

spypet 01-08-2008 04:37 AM

dr.tran, not that I think yet another local group is needed, but...

as a member of meetup.com, I noticed about 30 local people
wanting to form a meetup group on that system, so you might
want to register and check it out. unfortunately, meetup group
mediator sections are not free, but it might be a good place to
get established since nobody is doing it yet using that medium.

http://aquariums.meetup.com/cities/u..._york/?gj=sj42

keep in mind that freshwater planted tank interest is only
a small minority of people doing any aquarium related hobby.
this is why it's best to join a large established group, doing
occasional planted tank stuff, then trying to start your own.

honestly; you'll learn a hell of a lot more searching and reading
and posting on dedicated forums like this, then any local group.
I know there are fabulous groups in other major cities, but for
some odd reason, NY simply does not promote planted tanks.

footbeat 01-08-2008 02:06 PM

I will give the Brooklyn Aquarium Society a try this Friday. Will any of you be there?

Gatekeeper 01-08-2008 02:28 PM

Cool idea guys. About time NYC started one of these...

Keep us updated on the progress. Can't speak for other members in my club, but I can say that I wouldn't mind popping into the city to visit a few of your meetings if you keep an open membership policy that is.

Good luck!!!

dr.tran 01-09-2008 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spypet (Post 509153)
dr.tran, not that I think yet another local group is needed, but...

as a member of meetup.com, I noticed about 30 local people
wanting to form a meetup group on that system, so you might
want to register and check it out. unfortunately, meetup group
mediator sections are not free, but it might be a good place to
get established since nobody is doing it yet using that medium.

http://aquariums.meetup.com/cities/u..._york/?gj=sj42

keep in mind that freshwater planted tank interest is only
a small minority of people doing any aquarium related hobby.
this is why it's best to join a large established group, doing
occasional planted tank stuff, then trying to start your own.

honestly; you'll learn a hell of a lot more searching and reading
and posting on dedicated forums like this, then any local group.
I know there are fabulous groups in other major cities, but for
some odd reason, NY simply does not promote planted tanks.


Thank you for the link. Although I cannot help but to feel there is an negative intent and you are like wet blanket on christmas eve, I only hope your criticism was ment to be a constructive criticism.

I will look into that in the future. I am more interested on the social gathering on a common hobby. After all, humans are social creatures are we not? If I can learn something new, then that is just an extra bonus. Also I would love to be able to trade locally if possible. I can't see why we can just sit in starbucks enjoy a good cup of coffee and have a conversation about a hobby with some of the memebers here which I believe everyone cares about.

So I am still optamistic about what can become of this. PMs have been sent to those who are interested. I hope to meet some of the people here in this forum in person.


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